Producing a world-leading software product like Joomla requires the contribution of time and attention from a large number of different people. One of the issues we come across repeatedly is how to direct potential contributors to areas of the project where they can have the most rewarding and fun experience by being able to work on stuff that matters to them.
The Community Working Groups idea is to provide the structures and community management necessary to create an online community that is enjoyable and rewarding to participate in, nurture and support online communities of users, provide support and information to users, and facilitate communication between users and the Production Working Groups. The Community Working Group will encourage groups of people to come together and help maintain the online community. Each of these teams will be led by one or more community members who will foster collaboration within the group and communicate on a regular basis with the Community Leadership Team (CLT).
There are over 100 members in the Community Working Group. See a list of current members here. This is a closed group, new members can only join upon invitation of a group leader.
Working groups exist until the job they were set up to do is completed. Some teams, such as the Forum Working Group or Joomla! Extension Directory (JED) Team, will be permanent; others will form and disband in the space of a single release cycle.
These working groups must follow our values of openness, inclusion and collaboration. They must follow the mission, vision and values of the Joomla project. Regular communication among the working group coordinators and the Production Leadership Team (PLT) is expected and it would be great if the teams could blog periodically so that the wider community can be kept in touch with progress.
You can read also read more in the Conversations of the Community Working Group.
Joomla Discussion Forums
The Joomla! Forum is a great place to get support for your Joomla-powered website. The Forum Rules contain the guidelines that allows our community to operate effectively and smoothly. As an end user of this support system you can help the moderators by using the 'report to moderator' link next to any post you feel violates the rules.
However, the best way you can assist the moderators, is by getting involved in our community and enhancing the support system we provide to the users of our forums. Your contributions are greatly appreciated, not only by the Core Team, but by the thousands of users we support via our forums.
Here is a list of the Forum's Global Moderators.
The Joomla Marketing Working Group lead the marketing efforts for the Joomla project, including promotion of new releases, projects and initiatives.
Joomla! Marketing Team
Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED)
The Joomla Extensions Directory is a centralised resource which contains components, modules and plugins for Joomla.
Joomla! Extension Directory - commonly called the JED.
The Joomla Community Portal provides the opportunity for community-related issues to be featured.
A showcase of Joomla! Powered websites can be found here.
Joomla! User Groups (JUG) Team
The JUG Team is a dedicated group of volunteers that donates hundreds of hours each month to support the Registered Joomla User Groups. Locate a Joomla! User Group near you.
Do want to start a Joomla! User Group? See the How do I start a Joomla User Group? page. For additional information, see the Community Helpdesk.
Joomla! Demo Sites
Get a sneak peek of what Joomla! has to offer. Simply log into either the Frontend or Backend of our Joomla! test site and see what all the fuss is about!
See the Launch your Joomla! site to test drive the current versions of Joomla.